Revelation 1:5

This phrase arrested my attention recently as I was reading through the opening verses of John’s Revelation. Jesus is “the ruler of the kings of the earth.” I assume this would also include, in our day, presidents, prime ministers or dictators. No one escapes His dominion!

This reminded me of Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams. The king had to acknowledge that “the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone He wishes” (Daniel 4:25, 32).

This is both interesting and comforting! Whether you were an Obama fan or not, whether you are a Trump fan or not, God has put in charge a person who will ultimately fulfill His purpose. Once that ruler is established, God rules over him or her for His predetermined will, and says nothing about whether that ruler is righteous or wicked.

We are on schedule. The world is moving toward God’s desires and decrees. Reading His book is better than the latest news bulletins.

If you really want to be encouraged, read those closing chapters of John’s Revelation and ponder what is to come!

To the glory of our King – Jesus!